Practical information


How do I get from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Oslo City Center?

By Train (Recommended)

The train takes about 20 minutes to and from the city center. Take the Airport Express Train to Oslo Central Station (Oslo S). From there follow the signs to the taxi stand. The Airport Express Train departs every 10 minutes and costs approximately 180 NOK (Approx. 22 USD).You can also take the NSB-train to Oslo S. This is a slightly cheaper alternative (95 NOK/Approx. 11 USD).

By Taxi

If you prefer to take a taxi from the airport, we recommend you go to the taxi information desk in the arrivals hall. The taxi information desk has information about the fixed rates of the different companies that operate out of Oslo Airport. You will need to book your taxi there for the fixed rate. The taxi stand is immediately outside the arrivals hall.


When do I need to be at the air port for departure?

For international flights we recommend to be at the air port two hours before your flight.


How do i order taxi?

Call Oslo Taxi at (0047) 02323. They will be speaking English.


Map of Oslo

This map shows the location of the main events during the Abel Week.


What do I wear when?


  • May 22 - The Holmboe Prize Ceremony - Casual
  • May 22 - Wreath-Laying at the Abel Monument - Dark Suit
  • May 22 - Dinner for Mathematicians - Dark suit, not formal.
  • May 23 - The Abel Prize Ceremony - Dark Suit
  • May 23 - Reception - Dark Suit
  • May 23 - The Abel Banquet - Tuxedo/Black Tie
  • May 24 - Abel Breakfast for students - Casual
  • May 24 - The Abel Lectures - Casual
  • May 24 - Movie screening: The Man Who Knew Infinity - Casual
  • May 24 - The Abel Party - Business Casual


Where do I rent clothes?

There is a shop centrally located in Oslo that rents out tuxedos, but you would need to contact them in advance by email. They will let you know what information is needed from you before your first fit. We recommend that you come by the shop Monday to make sure there is time ample time to make alterations before the banquet Tuesday evening. Contact the shop at: Their opening hours are 10-18 Monday-Friday, 10-16 Saturday. They are located at Prinsensgate 5, 0152 Oslo. Web:


Things to do in Oslo

If you have some spare time while in Oslo, we recommend this guide.


Public transport

Ruter is the name of the public transport system in Oslo and the surrounding county, Akershus. City buses, regional buses, trams, subway/metro, local trains and ferries (not the Bygdøy ferry) are all included in Ruter's ticket system. Tickets can be purchased from any of Ruter's sales points. Tickets cost NOK 20 more when purchased on board. To travel by subway/metro or tram, you must always pre-purchase a ticket. We recommend downloading the Ruter app for easy purchase of tickets.



Eduroam is accessible at Oslo Airport, the university, the university Aula and The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. If you live at Gabelshus Oslo or Hotel Continental Wifi is included. Please check prices for roaming/4G with your local provider.


Cash or card?

If you have a debit/credit card with chip there is no need for local currency. Cash can be used as well, with public transport as the exception (see public transport).